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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

No: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disease of the intestines. It causes pain, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. Endometriosis is related to endometrial tissue implanted outside of the uterus. It can cause pain in the intestines if implanted in or on them. ...Read more

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Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Colitis & cancer: Inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis increases the risk of colon cancer substantially in that regular colonoscopic screening is recommended. Bloating probably has no relation to colon cancer. ...Read more

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What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

What causes cyclical extreme pain with bowel movements and gas besides endometriosis?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome can cause some significant discomfort and is a chronic condition. I would review your bowel habits with you doctor and determine if you are more likely to be constipated or have diarrhea....Or possible both. There may be a simple treatment path in your near future:). ...Read more

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I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this, but pain relief does not come from the internet. This is something to consult your physician caring for you in person. ...Read more

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What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more

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How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

How are inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel syndrome diagnosed?

Mostly history: Inflammatory bowel disease is just that - inflammation of the intestine that is visible at endoscopy (upper endoscopy or colonoscopy) or imaging. The inflammation often leads to poor function. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional problem. There is no sign of infection, inflammation, tumor, etc but it does not work properly. Things like caner, ulcers, need to be excluded. ...Read more

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Are fibromyalgia and endometriosis related?

Are fibromyalgia and endometriosis related?

Yes: Fibromyalgia (fm) & endometriosis (em) often coexist. Imo the unifying mechanism is pelvic girdle instability (occupational disability guide instructs in diagnosis) with sacroiliac joint (sij) hypermobility. Resultant sij-caused presacral plexus impingement leads to autonomic nerve irritation with pelvis (em), colon (ibs), & bladder (interstitial cystitis) dysfunctions. See my board @ quora.Com. ...Read more

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Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

See gastroenterologi: You will need a colonoscopy to make sure you are not obstructed and rule out colitis. Possibilities include spastic colon, obstructive process or inflammatory process. Later usually causes diarrhea. Try increasing fiber and fluid plus osmotic agent like polyethyline glycol (Miralax). If those do not work, try Amitiza (lubiprostone) or Linzess ...Read more

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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. ...Read more

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Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis

Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis

Chest/stomach pain: There are several conditions from reflux to ulcer disease to heart attack can all cause these types of symptoms. Lung conditions can also cause this. You should see your primary care physician. General if you are feeling well then it is most likely a stomach vs esophagus issue. If you are feeling bad you should be seen by a doctor immediately to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more

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Ibs and scrotal pain are related?

Ibs and scrotal pain are related?

R/O IBS: IBS CAN REFER PAIN TO THE SCROTUM /IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach. Tx:PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?

See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Compare and contrast IBS and diverticulitis?

Compare and contrast IBS and diverticulitis?

Irritate /inflammed: Diverticulitis is inflammation of a diverticulum which is an out-pouching of the intestine that could lead to an infection, whereas ibs is irritable bowel syndrome not necessarily inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

What causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Pressure: The intestines are located all around the uterus and ovaries. So it's possible if there are fibroids or ovarian cysts, there can be pressure on the bowels interfering with digestion. ...Read more

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Hx of GERD and massive ovarian cysts. Having symptoms that match up with IBS and ovarian cyst- left side. Start with GI or ob/gyn?

Hx of GERD and massive ovarian cysts. Having symptoms that match up with IBS and ovarian cyst- left side. Start with GI or ob/gyn?

OB/GYN: Since it is a fairly simple matter to determine if an ovarian cyst is the problem, either by physical exam or ultrasound, it makes the most sense to start with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Can I drink yogurt if having gastritist, plus IBS irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes: Yes you can unless you are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk proteins. Start slowly and see how you feel. ...Read more

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Difference between IBS symptoms and ovarian cancer?

Difference between IBS symptoms and ovarian cancer?

Get seen: If you are concerned that you have primary or recurrent ovarian cancer, don't try to match symptoms. Physical exam and imaging will be required to know. The initial symptoms of both diseases that you list are famously often vague. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more